This Is What Happens When We Humanize Sex Workers And Make Serial Killers Secondary
New York Magazine journalist Robert Kolker saw the attention the case was getting and began wondering what wasn’t being covered. Officials were openly disparaging of the women who’d lost their lives, essentially blaming them for their own murders. Kolker set off to find out who these women had been while alive and what circumstances had led them to their fate. He interviewed the womens’ friends and family members and created an empathetic, realistic portrait of class, poverty, and bravery that connected these women to large portrait of our society. His book, Lost Girls: An Unsolved American History, is revolutionary simply for its treatment of sex workers as human beings and serial killers as a secondary story.

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